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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) with Bachelor of Finance

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 314871

CRICOS 082076A

This double degree program combines the disciplines of chemical engineering and finance, allowing students to study towards two degrees simultaneously.

In this program, students study the concepts of chemical engineering with broad coverage of the global and institutional aspects of financial systems. Chemical engineering involves the systematic design, development and operation of process systems for the extraction, transformation and recovery of materials.

With designated courses from both disciplines counted towards the degree, the program can typically be completed in five years (full-time), compared with seven years if undertaken separately. At the end of the double degree, students will graduate with two separate parchments; one for each degree.

Combining two areas of study offers graduates not only a more diverse experience at university, but also greater scope of career prospects and a competitive edge in the job market.

For further information about the chemical engineering component of the degree, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical). For further information about the finance component of the degree, see Bachelor of Finance.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 314871
    2016 CSP ATAR 82
    Adelaide Approved Score 80
    2016 CSP IB 28
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 applicants
    You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
    SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Studies AND Chemistry AND one of Biology, Physics or Specialist Mathematics.

    IB: Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) and EITHER Mathematics (SL grade 4) plus Biology (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) or Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3), OR Mathematics (HL grade 3).

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 314871

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    International ATAR 80
    IB 27
    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 082076A
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Mathematics, Chemistry and one of Physics or Biology
    Equivalent Scores
    International ATAR 80
    IB 27
    A-Level 9
    UEC [Malaysia] 15
    SAT [US] 1270
    ISC & CBSE [India] 75%
    ISBE [India] [1] 85%
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 75
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 380
    Bradford Foundation Program 77
    [1] Acceptable Indian State Board Examinations: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,500

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,500


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates of this degree will have the skills and knowledge to pursue careers relevant to chemical engineers, and as trained professionals within the finance arena.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    As part of the engineering degree, students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

    Professional Accreditation

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) (UK).

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Finance degree are entitled to recognition from several professional bodies. Refer to the Bachelor of Finance professional accreditation section for details.

    Potential careers

    Biotechnology Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mining Engineer, Winery Engineer, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Food Engineer, Food Scientist, Food Technologist, Finance Manager, Manager / Business Management, Accountant, Actuary, Auditor, Banker, Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Chemical Engineer, Commodities or Futures Trader, Environmental Engineer, Financial Adviser, Financial Services Officer, Financial Systems / Computer Analyst, Foreign Affairs, ...

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Year 1 MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)#

    CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA
    or CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA (3 units)*

    CHEM ENG 1007 Introduction to Process Engineering (3 units)

    ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting I (3 units)

    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)

    CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB
    or CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB (3 units)*

    CHEM ENG 1010 Professional Practice I (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 1011 Introduction to Process Modelling (3 units)
    Year 2 CHEM ENG 2010 Principles of Process Engineering (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 2018 Process Fluid Mechanics (3 units)

    MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units)

    ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 2011 Process Engineering Thermodynamics (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 2016 Professional Practice II (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 2014 Heat & Mass Transfer (3 units)

    CORPFIN 1002 Business Finance I (3 units)
    Year 3 CHEM ENG 3024 Professional Practice III (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 3035 Multi-Phase Fluid & Particle Mechanics (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 3034 Kinetics & Reactor Design (3 units)

    ECON 1009 International Financial Institutions & Markets I (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 3036 Unit Operations Laboratory (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 3030 Simulation & Concept Design (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 3031 Process Control & Instrumentation (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 3033 Separation Processes (3 units)
    Year 4 CHEM ENG 4034 Professional Practice IV (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4056 Research Practice (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4050 Advanced Chemical Engineering (3 units)

    CORPFIN 2502 Business Valuation II (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4054 Research Project (3 units)

    CORPFIN 2501 Financial Institutions Management II (3 units)

    ECON 2508 Financial Economics II (3 units)

    ECON 2504 Intermediate Econometrics II
    or MATHS 2103 Probability & Statistics II (3 units)
    Year 5 CHEM ENG 3029 Materials Science & Engineering (3 units)

    CORPFIN 3501 Portfolio Theory & Management III (3 units)

    CORPFIN 3502 Options, Futures & Risk Management III
    or MATHS 3012 Financial Modelling: Tools & Techniques III (3 units)**  

    CHEM ENG 4014 Plant Design Project (6 units)

    Engineering Elective (3 units)

    Level III Finance Elective (6 units)
    CHEM ENG 4059 Pyrometallurgy (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4046 Combustion Processes (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4053 Pinch Analysis & Process Synthesis (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4048 Bio-Fuels, Biomass & Wastes (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4058 Hydrometallurgy & Electrometallurgy (3 units)
    Students who have not taken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester 1, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2 with MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in Summer School to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level 1. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

    *Students with a subject achievement grade of at least C+ in SACE Stage 2 Chemistry (or equivalent) must enrol in CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA and CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB. All other students must enrol into CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA and CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB.
    **Either one of these courses can also be taken in lieu of a Level III Finance elective.

    Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take Engineering Communication. At the commencement of study, the Faculty will advise which course is to be replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL.

    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    Please refer to the ECMS website for a study plan to guide your enrolment

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Last updated: Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017


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